2: Beware of These 3 Words
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The way we speak to ourselves matters and so often we have sneaky, seemingly inconsequential thoughts that actually have more of an impact on how we feel and what we do than we even recognize. Today, I will share 3 words that you should be on the lookout for, so that you can challenge and change them if needed.
What I cover in this episode:
Why the word "always" can result in you creating a limiting belief about yourself and/or create a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Why the word "never" disempowers you and prevents you from doing things that you are likely 100% capable of.
How you beat yourself up using the word "should" and how to create statements that embrace more self-compassion.
Let’s take some action:
When you notice yourself talking to yourself or someone else and using "always", "never" or "should", pause and challenge your statement. Is it 100% true, and if not, restate it in a way that is more accurate.
If you notice you have frequently used "always", "never" or "should" statements, take some time and write down a few alternative statements for each, that feel better and are more empowering, and review them often. This will help you change the overall narrative that plays out in your mind.
It may sound simple, but it can have a big impact on how you view yourself, which will impact how you feel and the actions you take.
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Do you worry too much, overthink, assume the worst-case scenarios, spend a lot of time focusing on negative things that have happened, or discredit positive things happening? If so, you are dealing with the human brain we have all been given and you are not alone. The good news is, you can change this and it may not take as long as you may think! you want a free resource that will help you examine your thinking patterns, and change those that are not serving you, grab my 5 Common Thought Distortions Guide HERE.
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